Tonight we were able to transition DARM from DC transmission signals to AS55Q/(TRX+TRY). That's about as far as we've gotten though.
Here are the details:
The carm_cm_up script now should get all the way to this point by itself, although occasionally the PRMI part will lose lock (but not the arms), so you have to go back to the 3nm CARM offset and relock the central part. I have written a little "relockPRMI.sh" script that lives in ..../scripts/PRFPMI/ that will take care of this for you.
We were able to transition DARM to AS55Q a total of 3 or so times tonight. The first time was with the + MICH gain, and the rest of the times were with - MICH gain. The carm_up script now asks for a sign for the MICH gain just after asking for a CARM offset sign.
I think that we understand all of our locklosses from these states. Twice (including the time described above) the UGF lines got lost in the noise, and the UGF servos went crazy. Once the PRCL loop rang up, because a filter that wasn't supposed to be on was on. This was a terrible filter that I had made a long time ago, and was never supposed to be part of the locking sequence, but it was getting turned on by a restore script, and kept eating our phase. Anyhow, I have deleted this terrible boost filter so it won't happen again (it was called "boost test", which may give you an idea of how non-confident I was in its readiness for prime-time). The last time of the night I must not have been quite close enough in CARM offset, so we should probably check with a TF before making this last jump.
Diego wrote a nifty burt restoring script that will clear out all the elements of the input matrix and the normalization matrix for a row that you tell it (i.e. DARM_A will clear out all the elements in the first row of those 2 matrices). This is useful for the switches back and forth between the _A and _B signals, to make sure that everything is in order. So, I now run those clear scripts, then put in the elements that I want for the next step. For example, DARM initially locks with ALS using the A row. Then, DARM transitions to the B row for DC transmission. Then, I prepare the A row for AS55Q locking, and I don't want any elements accidentally left from the ALS signal. It lives in ..../scripts/LSC/InputMatrix/
Thoughts for tomorrow:
Daytime re-commission the Xarm ASS.
Nighttime try to get back to DARM on AS55Q and push farther forward.